Sometimes I tend to have an addictive personality. When I really enjoy something I go all out, like tanning in college. I have a new addiction. I have always loved to get my nails did, but would always get a light color on my nails or only get them buffed since the color chips after a day. That is until the fabulous gel nails made their debut. With Shellac and Gelish product, your manicure lasts at least 2 weeks without chipping! It really is amazing. Not only does it last for 2 weeks, but it dries instantly. After 2 weeks the grow out is what will get you. I have really been amazed at how pretty my nails look with this. The shellac/gelish also makes your nails grow. It typically runs about $10 more than a regular manicure and in my opinion it is totally worth it. Shellac was the first one and then Gelish came out with more colors. The nail salon I have been going to carries both and says that Shellac lasts a little bit longer so I usually pick one of their colors. The only down side is it needs to be soaked off at the salon. I have picked it off a few times, but this is not good for your nails.